Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For the love of an apple tree

 Sean's garden #2
(final version)
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
I was out in the backyard today -- it's a perfect Toronto
blue sky day -- no smog, and everyone looks so
happy.  But the apple tree in this picture likes it a
bit too much.  It was sold as a dwarf apple tree.  This
year the frost hit the blooms, so there won't be many
apples.  But the apples that have survived will be large
and yellow.  And the tree is reaching, reaching across our
tiny yard trying to touch the house I think.  Definitely
a large and growing entity.

Still I love it.  Love its seemingly huge green, soft
leaves.  And the year Sean gardened for us, (which goes
down in our memory as a special year indeed),  this is
what it looked like.

Have a loving-the-trees-you-see day.


Melinda said...

What a beautiful painting! You have filled it with such richness of colour and life!

All that green! Well, you know it is exotic to me.

Lovely work, Barbara. I hope you can enjoy the fruits of your labor and that the apples are tasty.

Virtual hugs!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

What's funny to me after the dull browns of winter is how adamant we all are about what's "good" green and bad. Weeds of course are bad. But if those suckers showed up in the deep grey winter days we'd be delighted I think. Maybe not. But I do think so.

The squirrels are knocking down the few apples for sport, but I do love the tree. It's only about 10 years old and it's trunk is thick like a big girl tree.


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